Tag: Middle East Christians

Christians in Afghanistan face "new phase" of crisis after loing contact with US

Christian population in Afghanistan is estimated at 12,000, making it one of the country’s largest religious minorities.

Iranian Christian converts receive reduced sentences

The update to the penal code in February 2021 suggests that religious freedom in Iran will continue to be severely restricted.

ADF warns that Afghan Christians will be "targeted with deadly violence"

As of last Saturday, 117,000 people had been evacuated from Afghanistan

Pope Francis calls for Christians to pray for Afghanistan

In many cases, known Christians must flee Afghanistan or risk being killed.

Afghan Christians pledge to Continue God’s Work in the Middle East

In many cases, known Christians must flee Afghanistan or risk being killed.

New Iranian bill could allow death penalty for Christian activity

Iran already increased the criminalisation of Christian activity with updates to the Penal Code this year.

Political scientist explains why Christianity is the most persecuted religion

Christianity is indeed the most persecuted religion today: in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Asia, but also in the West.

Iranian authorities deny early release for Christian convert

Last year, Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi was arrested during an anti-government protest in Tehran.

Afghan Christians call for prayer as international forces prepare for withdrawal

Open Doors ranks Afghanistan second on its World Watch List of countries where it is the most difficult to be a Christian.

Iran sentences Christian converts under new sectarianism law

 It is widely believed that this new law will serve as a more precise or expanded tool to suppress religious freedom.